Anti-violence worker Marama Davidson, who is the daughter of actor Rawiri Paratene, will contest the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election for the Green Party.
One person is dead and another is in serious condition after two logging trucks collided on the coast road north of Gisborne.
An international sportswoman from Gisborne will have to return to court.
Despite all the rain in many parts of the country yesterday, there are still areas in drought.
Former Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia has been farewelled at a funeral service at Hauiti Marae in Tolaga Bay.
The Prime Minister and his ministers have travelled to Tolaga Bay for the tangi of Parekura Horomia.
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